Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday as hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each week we will be highlighting an upcoming novel that we are excited about. We will include links to add it to your Goodreads “To Be Read” shelf and where to pre-order it! As well, we will link to our review if we have been lucky enough to read an advanced copy of the book. Today’s featured book is…
REBEL OF THE SANDS
Author: Alwyn Hamilton
Series: Rebel of the Sands #1
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.
Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there’s nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can’t wait to escape from.
Destined to wind up “wed or dead,” Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she’d gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan’s army, with a fugitive who’s wanted for treason. And she’d never have predicted she’d fall in love with him…or that he’d help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.
Why We’re Waiting On It
When we were deciding on books for our BAMF Reviews, this was the one that all of us mentioned right away to read. Amani sounds like the definition of a BAMF (pun intended) and we are all really excited to read this one. You should know that Iris received an ARC, and Dani and Jamie pre-ordered the UK version, which came out back in the beginning of February, so you may still be waiting on it, but we already have it! Now all you have to wait on is our review!
Also, can we take a moment to talk about how GORGEOUS that cover is???